Bacteremia by colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii iso
Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections are a major public health problem worldwide, requiring the use of “old” antibiotics such as polymyxin B and E (colistin). However, there is concern regarding the emergence of isolates resistant to these antibiotics.

Journal of Medical Case Reports 2019 13:141, reports a case of a 64-year-old mestizo man hospitalized in an intensive care unit of a health institution in Colombia with identification and clinical and molecular typing of a colistin- and carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii isolate with mechanisms of resistance to colistin not previously reported, causing bacteremia.

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